What’s in store for business and industry in the future in the face of continually emerging trends and technologies?
The challenges are immense given the internet of things, artificial intelligence, drones, mobile apps for communications, and robotics in manufacturing, among others.
It is against this backdrop that the Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) is girding for its upcoming 40th National Conference of Employers (NCE 40). This will be held on May 28-29 at Marriott Grand Ballroom A & B, Marriott Hotel Manila. ECOP Governor Federico Marquez, Jr. chairs this year’s NCE 40 Organizing Committee, with Butch Guerrero and Ernie Cecilia as Co-Chairs. ECOP Honorary President Rene Y. Soriano is Supervising Governor.
Bannering the theme, “Future-Proofing Business and Industry,” NCE 40 looks at creating new business models and how companies are able to imbed technology in their product. In this way, they can get feedback data in real time and learn from how the product is performing and how it can be improved.
With a new industrial revolution taking shape, it is poised to bring down walls between other industries as the boundaries between suppliers, producers and consumers and, in some cases, between whole industries shift.
Experts say where industry boundaries begin, where they end and who are the main players will be up for grabs in a number of sectors.
NCE 40 will look at what’s happening in different industries with the unfolding industrial order. Are completely new sectors emerging? Are firms ready?
NCE 40 will be capped by the awarding ceremonies of the Kapatiran sa Industriya (KAPATID) Awards on May 29. The thrust of the KAPATID Awards is to recognize outstanding companies that excel in Industrial Peace and Harmony, Productivity and Quality, Social Accountability, and Strategic Visioning and Partnering for Business Growth and Job Generation.